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Old 03-16-2005, 06:23 AM   #1
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What is the earliest a home pregnancy test can be used..

I am not sure where to post this because I am not pregnant, that I know of.

Anyway, I just want to know what is the earliest amount of time a home pregnancy test can be used? I read somewhere 10 days after having sex, is this accurate?

My husband and I are hoping for a BFN!!

thanks in advance!

Old 03-16-2005, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: What is the earliest a home pregnancy test can be used..

First Response Early Result can be used up to 4 days before your next period is due, but keep in mind that the accuracy is only 66% and increases to 99% the day your period is due. Basically, that means you could get a false negative if you test early. If you get a positive result, though, they don't give false positives so you can assume you're pregnant. Good luck!

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Old 03-16-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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Re: What is the earliest a home pregnancy test can be used..

It depends on your cycle and when you ovulated. When was your last period? Most women ovulate about 2 weeks after their last period, then assuming you had sex at the right time, the fertilized egg would take a few days to implant into your uterus, then your body will begin making the hormone detected by the home tests.

To be safe, you should wait until you've actually missed a period to test - and you may even have to wait until a week or so after to be sure. My last period was Sept. 30, but I didn't test positive until Nov. 10. My cycle is generally 30-ish days, but even so, earlier tests in the first week of Nov. were all negative.

BTW, the pregnancy board is used by women hoping for a BFP (although most of us are already pregnant - there's a Trying To Conceive board as well) - if you are preg and need to consider other options, you may want to check out the other boards on HealthBoards.

Good luck!

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #4
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Re: What is the earliest a home pregnancy test can be used..

Oops - my bad! Sorry!

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